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Video: DIY Christmas Wooden Slices - 15+ Eco-friendly Ideas
2023 Author: Lynn Laird | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-08-25 09:49
Wood slice Christmas decorations are quickly becoming one of the most popular Christmas tree decorations. The reason is that they are made from natural materials. So, if you are aware of the need to preserve the planet, avoid plastic toys and bet on a Christmas craft made of wooden slices. They are ecological, durable and what's more, super easy to make. Check out our step-by-step instructions, our well-selected photos and a video tutorial that will inspire you to make decorative objects from recycled materials!
DIY Christmas in wooden slices - a load of cheerfulness and positive emotions
Wood slices are a very popular natural material today and come in different diameters and shapes of cuts. They are ideal for various DIY projects and for fun activities during the winter holidays. By working with natural materials, especially slices of wood, children develop fine motor skills, patience and perseverance. They are interested in creativity, imagination and understand the importance of respecting nature. DIY Christmas wooden slices can be hung not only on the tree. We will show you different ideas and techniques to make fantastic decorations and compositions. They are also a great gift for your friends and family members.
Instructions and materials needed
For this project, you need:
- A wood slice
- Painting (green, black, white and orange)
- Brushes (a wide, flat brush, a medium brush, and a small fine brush)
- A pointer pen
1. Use the larger brush to paint a wavy shape in white near the bottom of your slice of wood. It will be a snowdrift.
2. Clean the flat brush and use it to paint a tree green as shown in the video above.
3. Use the small to medium sized paintbrush and white paint to add snowy details to the branches of your tree.
4. With the smaller paintbrush and black paint add a tree trunk, connecting the green of your branches to the snow white so that the evergreen foliage looks like it is nestled in the snow.
5. Use the large paintbrush dipped in white paint to create a circle on the left side of the wood washer. Then draw the nose in orange and the eyes in black.
6. With the pointer or a toothpick, add small snowflakes to your scene!
Tip: If you don't have acrylic paints, you can use nail polish. Another idea is to glue small nail beads to create the eyes and mouth.
Various pendants for the Christmas tree
You can draw everything on slices of wood, simple Christmas symbols, letters, names, houses and sledges. Buy several slices of wood from a hobby store or order them on the Internet. Thus, you will decorate the Christmas tree like a designer by following the same range of colors and materials.
Tip: You can make wooden slices yourself by sawing off a fallen tree branch.
Rustic Christmas decor
If you have rustic-style accommodation and prefer minimalist decorations in neutral colors, this idea of a wooden snowman is ideal for you. Just pierce the wooden slices and tie them with string. To complete the festive atmosphere at home, also add some DIY string balls.
Tip: Instead of using paints, take a permanent marker or use a pyrography iron. This creative little tool is actually easy to use. So, if you like DIY, we suggest you try it.
Wooden sliced blackboard ornaments
To make these super stylish pendants you need the following materials:
- Slices of wood
- Mini christmas wreaths
- Chalkboard paint
- Chalk pen
- Hot glue gun
Paint the front of the wood slices with the chalkboard paint leaving the edges exposed. Apply one or two coats as needed. Use the pen to write a name or a word and at the end glue the mini crown on the letter "O".
A door wreath with slices of wood
Materials you need:
- wooden slices
- MDF wood crown or other (you can also use thick cardboard)
- wood glue or hot glue
- various ornaments according to your preferences
Arrange the wood slices around the crown, leaving a space between them. Glue them with a hot glue gun or with wood glue. Then lay a second layer of wood slices, superimposing them on the empty spaces. Decorate your wreath with a ribbon bow and sprigs of greenery.
A wreath made of wooden slices
Snowman in wooden slices
Write Christmas greetings on the wooden slices or create place cards
Cute pendants for Christmas
A Christmas gift idea for family members
Also take some drawn pebbles and glue them on the wooden log
Make pretty coasters or pendants for the tree
Use paints or markers to draw your ornaments
Ornaments easy to draw with your children
Wooden slices decorated with a pyrography iron
Glue a magnet on the wooden disc to create a nice souvenir
Photo credit: ateliemonte
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